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Windows 7: What process is polling the Optical Drive every couple minutes?

29 Dec 2013   #1
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
What process is polling the Optical Drive every couple minutes?

can one of you MS experts tell me what routine/process is at work polling drives ~ every 2 min or so?
I know the status of the drive... don't need the OS checking it so much


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29 Dec 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

I dont have that issue. What did you use to determine that?
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29 Dec 2013   #3
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

hey, you changed your avatar... trying to fool us all???

best I can determine from OCD thread-searching, what makes it annoying is the way the particular drive/firmware responds to the request. in this case the Samsung/tsst drive will light up its head and its noisy. that's all. just one of those things that is not really necessary since I sorta know whether I need the drive or not
I have not gotten around to stopwatch-ing it yet to see if its timed accurately but my sense is, yes. its about 3 minutes apart, regularly.
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29 Dec 2013   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Mmm. I don't know......I could understand if the drive has a disk in it, but not when empty. Is it perhaps a Samsung utility doing that?
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29 Dec 2013   #5
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

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29 Dec 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Would your system by chance have a burn process waiting and be looking for the disc to burn to.
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